Concept Life Sciences is embarking on a multimillion-pound expansion programme and rebranding. In 2017 we will be investing in increased laboratory capacity and scientific staff. A new website will also be launched soon. Read all about our plans below.

Over the last two years we have been busy integrating our acquired businesses to build a fully joined up service in chemistry, biology and analytics for our customers in the biopharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, consumer and environmental services sectors.

We now intend to expand our laboratory operations by around 30% and our scientific staff by a similar number. By the end of the year we expect to have nearly 200 employees qualified to higher degree and PhD level. This will bring our total to almost 700 people.

To reflect the transformation of our business into an organisation that offers a world class integrated service, we have decided to brand our operations under the name Concept Life Sciences. This change becomes effective from 1st March 2017.

A new website will be launched shortly as part of our rebranding programme. Until then please use this site to discover more about our current capabilities and services.

Delivering Science

Our life sciences team includes many published PhD level scientists who are acknowledged experts in their particular field within the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical, petrochemical, agrochemical and consumer products industries.

Together we are a business that employs over 600 people working out of 24 locations spread across the UK. Our specialist laboratory facilities have been developed to meet the needs of our clients and we are constantly adding to our techniques, as client demands require. We also operate large volume laboratory testing facilities that provide a highly responsive local service.


With our range of services to support drug discovery and development from first concept to the clinic door, we specialise in delivering difficult projects to challenging timelines.
We have the resources to deliver a range of state-of-the-art analytical techniques to support our clients’ increasingly stringent quality and food safety standards.
Our expertise in synthetic chemistry, mechanistic toxicology and in vitro dermal absorption plays a key role in supporting the development of new products for the personal care and cosmetic markets.
We provide chemical design & synthesis, scale up, exploratory toxicology, investigative toxicology, in vitro dermal absorption and analytical services to the agrochemical industry.
We have laboratory resources to test water, soil, air and waste products for contaminants and evaluate their impact on occupational health and the environment.
Our expertise in synthetic chemistry, mechanistic toxicology and metabolism and absorption is used by the specialty and petrochemical industries as well as emerging hi-tech industries such as printable electronics, diagnostics and nanotechnology.
Our team of expert consultants provide advice and guidance on the many different challenges our clients face managing the built and natural environment.

Latest News

Concept Life Sciences further expands it service offering by investing in Micro Chamber and Thermal Extraction Facilities

24.04.17 News

Concept Life Sciences has further expanded its analytical testing capabilities by making significant investment into Micro-Chamber and Thermal Extraction facilities , used to sample VOCs or SVOCs emitted from products and materials. The investment has been made to cope with the growing demand from both new and existing clients who insist on speedy, cost effective […]


03.04.17 News

The Concept Life Sciences Group, has further strengthened its senior team with the appointment of Colin Hardie as VP Business Development Preclinical Services , Dave Brown as VP Operations – UK and Darryl Chapman VP Sales and Marketing. The Group recently announced a multimillion pound investment drive, comprising a comprehensive expansion and rebranding programme, to give […]

Concept Life Sciences launches REACH testing services

29.03.17 News

Concept Life Sciences, the group created from the merger of Scientific Analysis Laboratories, Agenda1, Peakdale Molecular, CXR Biosciences and REC, has launched two REACH testing services. The first testing service is Substance Sameness and Identification Testing for the 2018 REACH Registration deadline. Substance identity (ID) is essential for joint REACH registrations and is delivered at […]

Analytical Services Training Courses

22.03.17 News

Concept Life Sciences – Analytical Services are hosting several training courses across the UK. Continuing on from the success of 2016, course dates have now been booked for the Microbiology and Pesticides training courses in Cambridge. INTRODUCTION TO MICROBIOLOGY TESTING IN FOOD CAMBRIDGE Price includes refreshments, lunch and an optional guided tour of the laboratory. […]

Concept Life Sciences Live Webinar Series – Drug Discovery Beyond the Traditional: New Approaches to Biotherapeutics

16.03.17 News

We are pleased to present the next instalment of our live webinar series, titled Drug Discovery Beyond the Traditional: New Approaches to Biotherapeutics. The free webinar aims to offer a Medicinal Chemists guide to the nuances of Biotherapeutics and Bioconjugation. DATE: Wednesday April 12th 2017  |  TIME: 4pm GMT, 11am (EST) Free registration is now open, Click here Key Learning […]


09.03.17 News

Research carried out at Concept Life Sciences (formerly CXR Biosciences), the investigative & exploratory toxicology company, is being presented in two posters at the upcoming Society Of Toxicology (SOT) 2017 annual meeting in Baltimore on 12th – 16th March.  This mechanistic research has been performed in partnership with Endura SpA, Science Strategies LLC and Honeywell. […]

Paul Doyle takes up Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) post at Concept Life Sciences

08.03.17 News

Paul Doyle has taken up the role of Chief Scientific Officer at Concept Life Sciences. The news of his new role coincides with the news that the Concept Life Sciences Group has embarked upon a multimillion pound investment drive, comprising a comprehensive expansion and rebranding programme, to give its international client base a world class […]

Concept Life Sciences Celebrates International Women’s Day

07.03.17 News

This week, Concept Life Sciences has decided to #beboldforchange. In support of International Women’s Day this Wednesday, Concept Life Sciences will be celebrating women across the group. With no story the same, we will be offering an insight into female achievements within the company, applauding women from all backgrounds and positions. Friday 10th March: Sarah […]

Concept Life Sciences Group Announces Multi-Million Pound Expansion Programme and Rebranding

01.03.17 News

Concept Life Sciences Group, the business formed in 2014 to break into the international Discovery & Development and Analytical markets, has announced its intention to significantly increase its investment in laboratory capacity and scientific staff. Michael Fort, Concept’s Executive Chairman said “The last two years has seen our company successfully integrate its acquired businesses and […]

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